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Vatican City - Israel's Peres Pitches "UN Of Religions" To Pope

Published on: September 4, 2014 12:40 PM
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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets with former Israeli President Shimon Peres on the occasion of their private meeting at the Vatican, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Peres ended his term as president of Israel on July 24, 2014, handing the presidency over to Reuven Rivlin. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)Vatican City - Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres has proposed a new global peace initiative to Pope Francis: A “United Nations of Religions,” given that most wars today have religious, not nationalistic, undercurrents.

The Vatican said Peres pitched the initiative during a 45-minute audience Thursday in the Apostolic Palace. The two men last met when Francis invited the then-Israeli president and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to pray for peace together in the Vatican gardens on June 8.

A few weeks later, war broke out in the Gaza Strip.

Peres told the Catholic publication Famiglia Cristiana that the U.N. is ill-suited to handle today’s conflicts and that a “‘U.N. of Religions’ is the best way to fight terrorists who kill in the name of God.”

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Francis promised the Vatican’s attention to the proposal.



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 Sep 04, 2014 at 01:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Nice idea. Ecumenical. However, it will become a Purim Shpiel if Islam is allowed to consider itself a religion and join.

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 Sep 04, 2014 at 02:02 PM Anonymous Says:

." The two men last met when Francis invited the then-Israeli president and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to pray for peace together in the Vatican gardens on June 8.
A few weeks later, war broke out in the Gaza Strip."

LOL just goes to show how much power the "heilige" (l'havdil) pope's prayers have.

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 Sep 04, 2014 at 03:08 PM eliezer318 Says:

Also please institute a Moment of Silence before each UN General Assembly and Security Council session, during which delegates should be instructed to meditate on the horrors of war, the preciousness of peace and harmony, and our duties to our Creator, Blessed be He, and our fellow creatures - that is, the Seven Commandments for all humankind.

Can you help to please direct the above proposal to the UN - I cannot find an email for Secretary General Ki-Ban Moon on the UN website.

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 Sep 04, 2014 at 06:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Evil to embrace is a pope with a jew in his arms. I would hope fewer photos of our leaders in the arms of a pope are possible. Giving up your yechida's smile is not common solidarity. A pope's embrace is a rope. Don't hang yourself.

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 Sep 04, 2014 at 09:30 PM TexasJew Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Evil to embrace is a pope with a jew in his arms. I would hope fewer photos of our leaders in the arms of a pope are possible. Giving up your yechida's smile is not common solidarity. A pope's embrace is a rope. Don't hang yourself.

Go see a doctor. ObamaCare will cover mental illness.

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